Hope Arts Gallery. Hope Standard file photo

Artists at Work featured at Hope Arts Gallery in February

Melange 2020 will showcase myriad talents by local artists until Feb. 28

Melange 2020, by Artists at Work, will launch the 2020 series of monthly Backroom shows at the Hope Arts Gallery.

Artists at Work was started in 2007 by Sharon Blythe, to facilitate the need for artists of all stripes to have the time and place to create, whether it be working with textiles, painting, knitting, crocheting, or the making of greeting cards and other paper products. Newcomers are always welcome, and the costs are minimal.

The group has grown from just six enthusiastic members to a dozen men and women. They meet every Friday at the Grace Baptist Church. Artists bring their own supplies and equipment, practice their skills and learn from their contemporaries.

There is no instructor in this group, but they occasionally fund one for a specific topic of interest. This year, the very talented Angela Burdon facilitated a workshop on portraits, for example.

They have had an annual three-day exhibit and sale for the past few years at various locations in the downtown core. Last year they were lucky enough to find the perfect venue on Wallace Street.

They are inviting everyone to come out and meet the presenting artists at their opening on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Hope Arts Gallery at 349 Fort St. Refreshments will be served.

The Melange 2020 exhibit runs from Feb. 1 to 28. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is operated by the Hope and District Arts Council and staffed by volunteers.

For information, call 604-869-3400 or email hopedistrictartscouncil@gmail.com.


 

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